Forest Lakes Ski Area
Operation Dates: 1972 - 1983
Area Stats: (1985)
*Elevations: Summit 7684 feet; Base 7,410; Vertical Drop 274 feet
*Season: Nov - Aprl
*Prices Adults $8, Children $5
Lifts: 1 poma (Stats: Built in 1971 by Heron-Poma, 900' long, 140' vertical,
600 people per hour and a speed of 482 fpm), 1 tow, capacity 600 p/h
Location: North of Bayfield Colorado off of County Road 501
Primarily used by the Forrest Lakes subdivision.  
History: Forest Lakes Ski Area was a built in relation to housing
developments in the area.  The area installed  one J-bar that usually ran a half
speed because the hill catered to beginning-type snow riders.  In 1983, the
Colorado Tramway Board was never paid for the lift inspection conducted on
the J-Bar.  It is not clear why the area actually closed but factors like lack of
snow, skiers, and money were probably key factors.
The area overview.
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* Pictures thanks to Caroth

Colorado Winterguide 1985
John M.
Colorado Tramway Board

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